Louis Jadot 2016 Rully Red Beaune Burgundy France
Rully is a village with a long history. It boasts a château which has been in the same family for six centuries, a church with an elegant bell-tower, as well as fine houses and parks. The abbey of Saint-Bénigne in Dijon, the powerful Maison de Vergy, and the Dukes of Bourgogne have all played their part in the history of these vineyards in the Côte Chalonnaise. Rully was granted its AOC in 1939 and now produces red wines (Pinot Noir) and white wines (Chardonnay) with both appellations Village and Premier Cru. Since the early 19th century it has been, in addition, an important centre for the making of CRÉMANT DE BOURGOGNE (see Appellation sheets No. 37).
The Red: the red is ruby through cerise to dark garnet. Its bouquet is composed of black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry) and red fruit (cherry) plus liquorice, lilac, and rose petals, evolving towards cooked fruit. On the palate, the tannins respect the fruit and give the wine a well-defined structure. After a few years’ laying-down, its chewiness becomes deliciously melting. A slightly closed-off after-taste is a good sign of persistence.
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